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    Austin's pool tech shock

    Anyone else use this? It is $2.50/gallon at my local hardware store. Is it straight liquid chlorine? It didn't list any other additives...

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    Austin's pool tech shock

    Yes I've used that brand. It is straight liquid chlorine. The local Ollie's has that brand here. 😎
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    I used that brand all last summer and am using again this year. $2.50 a gallon is a great price, I pay $2.99. Not sure what the turn over rate at you hardware store is so you might wan to check the dates on the bottle for freshness.
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    Well. Austin's plant is about 1/4 mile from both my house and the hardware store. It's probably as fresh as you can get it

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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmerz View Post
    Well. Austin's plant is about 1/4 mile from both my house and the hardware store. It's probably as fresh as you can get it
    While the drive from the plant may be short, how much does the store sell? If it is a slow mover for the store you go to you may be getting product that is months/years old.
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    I hear ya. They sell A LOT! The guy told me they sell all season long. But, I will check the dates.

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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmerz View Post
    I hear ya. They sell A LOT! The guy told me they sell all season long. But, I will check the dates.

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    At that price I would expect it. I grew up in Florida and every pool store sold chlorine. It was culture shock to move to SC and find out they didn't sell it here. The pool stores say it's "illegal" to sell liquid chlorine in SC. I almost want to make a Smokey & the Bandit run from Florida....
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    Lol. East bound and down!

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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    I'd ask the pool stores to show me the state law prohibiting sale of liquid chlorine. Ask them also if this is true, why do grocery stores sell bleach?
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    I'm currently using the Austin's. I got mine at ollies after someone here told me about it! My only complaint is a weird one...I'm so used to the 121 oz bleach bottles that I find the full gallon hard to pour. The bottle is a different shape and likes to try to drip when I'm done pouring. I guess the bleach companies have the low down on neat pouring or something.
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    +1 on grabbing this stuff at Ollies for 3 bucks. Julian dated April 21, 2014.
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    It's what I used the past 2 years as well. So far I've not seen it at Ollie's again. When I did see it, it always had a fairly recent date on the box/bottles.
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    I can't figure out the date code. I have a box from last year with code 1617927MA-1(2) Can someone break that down for me? Thanks!
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    Re: Austin's pool tech shock

    Looks to me like there are two extra digits in that code. I was confuse at first but since you did say that the box is from last year, I would say that the relevant digits are 16179, which is the 179th day of 2016, or June 27, 2016. Not sure what the "27" is for I believe the MA means that it was manufactured in Austin's Massachusetts plant. I have a box of Austin Pool Shock that I bought in April and the date code on it is 17088MA-1(1) which is the 88th day of 2017, March 29.
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